Will changes to the Community Trade Mark Regulation reduce the scope of your protection?

At some as-yet unspecified time in 2016 there will be changes to the Community Trade Mark (CTM) Regulation that could reduce the scope of protection of your CTMs. It is important to ensure that your CTMs have been analysed to ensure that you will not suffer a loss of rights...

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Fruitful outcome for patentees in the latest ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Tomato’ cases

The recently-issued Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBA) decisions on two related referrals – “Tomatoes II” (G2/12) and “Broccoli II” (G3/12) – clarify that the exclusion from patentability of essentially biological processes for the production of plants does not extend to product claims directed to the corresponding plants or plant material....

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